History Characters / TheStand

29th Jul '16 5:54:32 PM VoxAquila
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* TheDragon: Ultimately one for the [[Literature/TheDarkTower Crimson King.]]
25th Jun '16 2:35:41 PM Aquila89
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* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most character can't understand it even if he had).

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* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most character can't characters couldn't understand it even if he had).
25th May '16 7:35:50 PM PhilsLover
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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Nadine Cross spent her life believing she had to save her virginity for DreamWeaver Flagg, who is revealed to be an expy for TheAntichrist. When she falls in love with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Larry]] instead, she initially rebuffs his advances, then desperately asks him to sleep with her (after he has fallen in love with someone else) to break her commitment to Flagg. When [[FriendOrIdolDecision Larry refuses]], Nadine falls in with Flagg. (see Ignored Epiphany below.)

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Nadine Cross spent her life believing she had to save her virginity for DreamWeaver Flagg, who is revealed to be an expy for TheAntichrist. When she falls in love with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Larry]] instead, she initially rebuffs his advances, then desperately asks him to sleep with her (after he has fallen in love with someone else) to break her commitment to Flagg. When [[FriendOrIdolDecision Larry refuses]], Nadine falls in with Flagg. (see Ignored Epiphany below.)
16th Mar '16 12:22:30 AM SinNanna
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%%* HeroicSacrifice

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%%* HeroicSacrifice* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dies in the nuclear blast at the climax.]]



%%* InferioritySuperiorityComplex

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%%* InferioritySuperiorityComplex * InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His InsufferableGenius tendencies serve to compensate for the fact that he has been mocked and outcasted his whole life. Flagg preys on this to make him turn against his friends.



%%* InsufferableGenius

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%%* InsufferableGenius* InsufferableGenius: It is mentioned that he starts talking like a politician as he gains confidence, something that annoys other characters.



%%* TheMole
%%* MostWritersAreWriters
%%* NietzscheWannabe

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%%* TheMole
%%* MostWritersAreWriters
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* TheMole: For Flagg, eventually.
* MostWritersAreWriters: He's an amateur fantasy writer.
* NietzscheWannabe: Begins to take on these beliefs



%%* TheSmartGuy
%%* SmugSnake

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%%* TheSmartGuy
%%* SmugSnake
* TheSmartGuy: For the survivors in Boulder.
* SmugSnake: Not as clever as he thinks he is.



%%* TheUnfavourite

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%%* TheUnfavourite* TheUnfavourite: His parents always frowned on his nerdy ways.



%%* TheMole

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%%* TheMole* TheMole: For Flagg. She turns Harold into one as well.



%%* KnifeNut

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%%* KnifeNut* KnifeNut: Holds on to a knife at all times because it provides a measure of security.



%%* TraumaInducedAmnesia

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%%* TraumaInducedAmnesia* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Can remember nothing of his former life due to the horror he went through surviving the plague on his own.



%%* DroppedABridgeOnHer
%%* MauveShirt

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%%* DroppedABridgeOnHer
%%* MauveShirt
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Gets abruptly blown up along with the rest of the committee to get the plot moving again.
* MauveShirt: She has a name and some dialogue, but not much else. Then she dies.



* TheAntichrist or an archetype thereof

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* TheAntichrist or AGodAmI: The people of Las Vegas almost literally worship him, and he was inspired by several different cult leaders King had read about.
* TheAntichrist: Or
an archetype thereofthereof.



%%* EvilCannotComprehendGood

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%%* EvilCannotComprehendGood* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Things like love and loyalty are foreign concepts to him. He can only genuinely feel hatred, rage, and fear.



* EvilOverlord: of [[{{Mordor}} Las Vegas]]. He missed a couple items in the [[EvilOverlordList checklist]].

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* EvilOverlord: of Of [[{{Mordor}} Las Vegas]]. He missed a couple items in the [[EvilOverlordList checklist]].



* FauxAffablyEvil: He's extremely charming, but it's all a facade.
%%* FlyingDutchman
%%* ForTheEvulz

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He's extremely charming, but it's all a facade. \n%%* FlyingDutchman\n%%* ForTheEvulz Flagg is evil incarnate and bears nothing but hatred for everyone and everything.
* FlyingDutchman: Constantly drifts from place to place, bringing chaos and mayhem wherever he goes.
* ForTheEvulz: The only reason he does anything.



* HumanoidAbomination: Almost literally Satan. His mere presence can bring calamities to those near him.

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* HumanoidAbomination: Almost literally Satan. His mere presence can bring calamities to those near him.around him and he radiates an aura of fear.
* IconicItem: His cowboy boots. The clicking of cowboy boots against asphalt is a sign that you should run.



* SatanicArchetype: A deceiver who walks in many shapes under many names, bringing ruin to everything and everyone.



* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Wakes up on an unknown island after taking a nuke to the face.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Wakes up on an unknown island after taking a nuke to the face.face, and begins presenting himself as a god to the locals.]]
9th Mar '16 6:48:32 AM SinNanna
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%%* FinalSpeech

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%%* FinalSpeech* FinalSpeech: Shortly before wasting away.



%%* HumanoidAbomination

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%%* HumanoidAbomination* HumanoidAbomination: Almost literally Satan. His mere presence can bring calamities to those near him.



%%* LargeHam
%%* ManipulativeBastard

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%%* LargeHam
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* LargeHam: During his speeches to his followers.
* ManipulativeBastard: To all of his followers.



%%* {{Shapeshifter}}

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%%* {{Shapeshifter}}* {{Shapeshifter}}: Assumes different forms to carry out his plans.



%%* UnexplainedRecovery

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%%* UnexplainedRecovery* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Wakes up on an unknown island after taking a nuke to the face.]]



%%* VillainousDemotivator

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%%* VillainousDemotivator* VillainousDemotivator: Las Vegas is decorated with the crucified bodies of those who have failed him.



%%* BeleagueredAssistant

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%%* BeleagueredAssistant* BeleagueredAssistant: To Flagg.



%%* BoxedCrook
%%* DealWithTheDevil

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%%* BoxedCrook
%%* DealWithTheDevil
* BoxedCrook: Before Flagg frees him.
* DealWithTheDevil: Flagg is close enough, anyway.



%%* TheDragon

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%%* TheDragon* TheDragon: To Flagg.



%%* IOweYouMyLife
%%* MyMasterRightOrWrong

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%%* IOweYouMyLife
%%* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* IOweYouMyLife: He realizes that Flagg is evil but follows him anyway because he saved Lloyd from starving to death in jail.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He would do anything for Flagg after Flagg busts him out of jail.



%%* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere

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%%* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: When he's locked away in a jail full of dead people.



%%* UndyingLoyalty

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%%* UndyingLoyalty
* UndyingLoyalty: To Flagg.



%%* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions

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%%* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Blows up half of Gary, Indiana after the plague hits just for fun.



%%* FreudianExcuse

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%%* FreudianExcuse* FreudianExcuse: Bullied relentlessly for his pyromania.



%%* IdiotSavant

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%%* IdiotSavant* IdiotSavant: Mentally challenged, but he's a decent engineer.



%%* MadBomber

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%%* MadBomber* MadBomber: He really likes to blow shit up.



%%* PyroManiac

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%%* PyroManiac* PyroManiac: Has a compulsive need to burn things.



%%* UndyingLoyalty

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%%* UndyingLoyalty* UndyingLoyalty: To Flagg.



%%* AxCrazy

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%%* AxCrazy* AxCrazy: Kills, rapes, and tortures just for fun.



%%* FanOfThePast

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%%* FanOfThePast* FanOfThePast: Of the 50's to be specific.



%%* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname

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%%* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Though he might be Charles Starkweather.
9th Mar '16 6:37:02 AM SinNanna
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%%* TheStoic

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%%* TheStoic* TheStoic: Probably mostly due to his inability to really express himself.



%%* MrViceGuy

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%%* MrViceGuy* MrViceGuy: Fully indulged in the SexDrugsAndRockNRoll lifestyle prior to the plague.



%%* LuddWasRight

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%%* LuddWasRight* LuddWasRight: Believes this of the new, post-plague world.



%%* ThePhilosopher

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%%* ThePhilosopher* ThePhilosopher: Spends a lot of his page time talking about the nature of good and evil and the remaining survivors' place in the world.



%%* {{Badass}}
%%* CanineCompanion

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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* CanineCompanion
* {{Badass}}: Kojak takes on a pack of [[SavageWolf bloodthirsty wolves]] and wins, then continues on to Boulder in spite of his injuries.
* CanineCompanion: Glen's, initially.



%%* UndyingLoyalty

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%%* UndyingLoyalty
* UndyingLoyalty: Traveled halfway across the country and fought demonic wolves to be with his new owners.



%%* DumbIsGood

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%%* DumbIsGood* DumbIsGood: One of the dumbest characters in the book, and also one of the most kindhearted.



%%* TheInfiltration



%%* AlasPoorVillain

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%%* AlasPoorVillain* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: His last moments are very pitiful.]]



%%* BigBadWannabe
%%* BestServedCold
%%* CovertPervert

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%%* BigBadWannabe
%%* BestServedCold
%%* CovertPervert
* BigBadWannabe: He causes a lot of trouble for the heroes [[spoiler: when he bombs them and kills Nick]], but he's ultimately just another pawn of Flagg.
* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Plants a bomb in Boulder to get back at the world for mistreating him.]]
* CovertPervert: Has sexual fantasies about Frannie while travelling with her.



%%* StalkerWithACrush

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%%* StalkerWithACrush* StalkerWithACrush: To Frannie.



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys

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%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She literally can't help it, for she is prophesied to carry Flagg's child.



%%* FaceHeelTurn

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%%* FaceHeelTurn* FaceHeelTurn: Goes over to Flagg, along with Harold.



%%* LockedIntoStrangeness

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%%* LockedIntoStrangeness* LockedIntoStrangeness: Flagg turns her hair white.



%%* RapeAsDrama

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%%* RapeAsDrama* RapeAsDrama: Flagg rapes her to conceive his son.



%%* TroubledChild

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%%* TroubledChild* TroubledChild: Naturally, because he lost his whole family in the plague and had to survive by himself for a long time.



* WildChild (in the "feral child" sense)

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* WildChild (in WildChild: In the "feral child" sense)
sense.



%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* ActionGirl: One of the more active female characters.



%%* TheInfiltration
%%* RapeAsBackstory
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies

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%%* TheInfiltration
%%* RapeAsBackstory
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies
* TheInfiltration: One of the spies sent to Las Vegas.
* RapeAsBackstory: Before joining up with Stu, she was part of a "woman zoo" kept by a group of survivors as sex slaves.
* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Found out as a spy and kills herself to avoid torture.]]



%%* MayDecemberRomance
%%* StuffedIntoTheFridge

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%%* MayDecemberRomance
%%* StuffedIntoTheFridge
* MayDecemberRomance: Larry is young enough to be her son.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She eventually dies in her sleep.



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: When he takes over Las Vegas and plots to conquer the rest of the nation. ''The Dark Tower'' even states that he ''started'' the plague for fun.



%%* TheCorrupter

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%%* TheCorrupter* TheCorrupter: He drives men to commit the most horrific atrocities, all with a friendly smile on his face.



%%* EvilSorcerer

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%%* EvilSorcerer* EvilSorcerer: The only character to be skilled in magic.



%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: He's extremely charming, but it's all a facade.
26th Dec '15 10:22:51 AM Farnham
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the book he's last 'seen' onpage talking over the radio to one of his officers in LA during the last days of the plague. It is very possible he died of the superflu but notably he gives no indications of being sick even at this very late stage, leaving his fate a mystery (the miniseries implies he will contract the flu).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the book he's last 'seen' onpage talking over the radio to one of his officers in LA during the last days of the plague.plague, though he may have also been the one who ordered Elder to terminate Stu, which occurred the following evening. It is very possible he died of the superflu but notably he gives no indications of being sick even at this very late stage, leaving his fate a mystery (the miniseries implies he will contract the flu).
26th Dec '15 10:16:07 AM Farnham
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-> Harold Lauder grew up in Ogonquit, Maine, as the fat kid whom nobody liked. He always had a crush on Frannie Goldsmith but never told her. Harold is extremely bitter and sees his new situation as a chance to get Frannie once and for all.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Harold is described as being an overweight dweeb with bad acne. In the mini-series he is played by the slender and handsome Corin Nemec.

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-> Harold Lauder grew up in Ogonquit, Ogunquit, Maine, as the fat kid whom nobody liked. He always had a crush on Frannie Goldsmith but never told her. Harold is extremely bitter and sees his new situation as a chance to get Frannie once and for all.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Is this to Frannie in the miniseries, where Frannie's father says that Harold's had a crush on her since Frannie was nine years old. In the novel his big sister was Frannie's best friend, but they only really got to know each other after the superflu had ravaged Oguinquit.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Harold is described as being an overweight dweeb with bad acne. In the mini-series miniseries he is played by the slender and handsome Corin Nemec.


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* BlatantLies: In the miniseries he is shown holding a press conference where he categorically denies the existence of the superflu. This is in contrast to the novel, where there is no indication that he ever leaves his command post during the crisis.
5th Dec '15 4:19:31 AM Farnham
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* ImAHumanitarian: Lloyd is in prison during the Superflu, and when he doesn't get food any more because all of the guards have died, he resorts to eating from the leg of one of his fellow prisoners.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Lloyd is in prison during the Superflu, and when he doesn't get food any more because all of the guards have died, died or run away, he resorts to eating from the leg of one of his fellow prisoners.
3rd Dec '15 5:39:35 AM LitleWiggle
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* WhatTheHellHero: He asked Nadine to leave Joe/Leo behind because he was dangerous and unpredictable. He was also a traumatized kid.

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* WhatTheHellHero: He asked Nadine to leave Joe/Leo behind because he was dangerous and unpredictable. He was also a traumatized kid.
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